Some advocates for children with mental illnesses are calling on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to improve the way the commonwealth provides pediatric mental health care. They say many children in crisis aren't receiving the services they need.
There are some new signs of progress in D.C.'s fight against HIV/AIDS, revealed in an annual report released by the D.C. government. While the number of new cases has dropped, the overall prevalence of HIV remains at epidemic levels.
The panel charged with doling out hundreds of millions of tobacco industry dollars in Virginia's depressed tobacco farming areas could use some improvement, according to a report released by the Commonwealth's auditing body.
Officials say the recent E. coli-related death of a child in southwest Virginia is not connected to deaths from contamination in Europe, but the state's Department of Health is still urging the public to learn how to recognize and deal with potential E. coli problems.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and actor Jeff Bridges launched a summer nutrition program June 7 that could keep hunger at bay for more than 200,000 teens and children across the Commonwealth.
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